NCSHRM State Conference at the US Cellular Center
One of our most exciting projects this year was collaborating with the 20+ volunteers who were organizing the North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management (NCSHRM) State Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. This conference is held once per year and rotates through cities across the state. The last time it was held in Asheville was almost 10 years ago and as Asheville has grown and evolved greatly, there was an opportunity to showcase the eclectic spirit of our mountain town! The organizers, fueled with an adventurous spirit, selected the U.S. Cellular Center as the venue as Asheville doesn’t have a conventional convention center. This conference received the attention of local media as it was the largest conference held in the U.S. Cellular Center (USCC) and has major implications for future events held in Asheville and at the USCC.
It was all hands on deck as we dove into all aspects of conference planning. We confirmed and provided information to speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees, updated the conference website and cell phone app, developed and designed signs, organized and confirmed for rentals and AV, created scripts and slide presentations for the emcees and award ceremonies, created and assembled VIP and speaker gift bags, and created an amazing networking event featuring 4 Asheville breweries, 4 local buskers, and over 20 Asheville restaurants and food producers. The week of the conference was jam packed and exciting as all the pieces came together for a successful event.
Thank you to the wonderful volunteer committees whom we now call friends and thank you to Daniel Brunson & Tony Gutierrez for sharing images from the 3 day conference.